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Shaheen I. Imami Elected to ACTEC's Board of Regents

Baker Donelson's Shaheen I. Imami has been elected to serve on the Board of Regents for The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Mr. Imami's recent election to the Board of Regents, which acts as the governing body of ACTEC, is for an initial, three-year term. Since 2013, Mr. Imami has been an active member of, and contributor to, numerous substantive and administrative committees within ACTEC, having served on the Practice Committee, the Fiduciary Litigation Committee, and the Program Committee, and as the state chair of Michigan. He continues to serve on the Long Range Planning Committee and the Joint ACTEC/National College of Probate Judges Task Force and recently was added to the Business Planning Committee and the newly formed Fiduciary Administration Committee.

In his work with clients on complex matters concerning trusts and estates spanning more than 25 years, Mr. Imami focuses on drafting and amending a wide variety of estate planning and related documents for high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients. He counsels and represents clients in the areas of post-death administration, estate and tax planning matters, and fiduciary litigation, and he assists with preparing fiduciary income, gift, and estate tax returns, and acts as an expert witness in related practice areas.

A graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, Mr. Imami has been listed in Chambers High Net Worth in Private Wealth Law since 2019 and recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates (since 2013) and Trusts and Estates Litigation (since 2012), being named the Trust and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Chattanooga in 2022. Mr. Imami is an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for Trusts & Estates Law and Litigation, and he is a member of the American, Tennessee, and Michigan Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Tax Practitioners.

Established in 1949, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a national, non-profit association of approximately 2,400 lawyers and law professors from throughout the United States and abroad. ACTEC members (Fellows) are peer-elected on the basis of professional reputation and expertise in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related practice areas. As a college, ACTEC's mission includes the improvement and reform of probate, trust, and tax laws and procedures and professional practice standards.

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